Civic Recognition Awards



Please note, the 2023 nomination period is now open. Forms may be submitted to City Hall at the address below, or digitally to All nominations must be received by 4:30 pm  on Friday, June 9th, 2023.

424-3rd Avenue West,
Prince Rupert, BC
V8J 1L7
Ph: 250-627-0939

See below for award criteria, nomination forms and the application process.

The Council of the City of Prince Rupert may bestow a “Civic Recognition” award, when deemed appropriate, for the formal recognition of outstanding achievements by an individual, and/or group. To nominate someone you feel is an outstanding resident, see the award nomination sheet below. Nominations are sought in May of each year.

There are six levels of “Civic Recognition” which may be bestowed: 

"Freedom of the City” represents the highest honour that the City can bestow on an individual or unit of the armed forces of Canada or another nation, in accordance with Section 158 of the Community Charter.

“Civic Merit Award” represents an award bestowed on an individual who has brought distinction to the community through their outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: business and entrepreneurs, arts and entertainment, science and academics, health and education, sports and youth leadership and volunteer and community service.

“Sgt. William Booth Award For Valour” represents an award presented to an individual who, acting on their own initiative or as members of volunteer organizations, demonstrate unusual humanitarian effort in order to help and protect their fellow citizens, sometimes placing themselves at great personal risk.

"Achievement Award" represents an award presented to an individual, team, or group who, acting on behalf of the community, has achieved greatness in competitions at the provincial, national, or intenational level.

“Civic Appreciation Award” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual and/or group for their services and/or contributions that have benefited the community.

“Certificate of Appreciation” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual for their contribution to a Council established committee or task force to which they have been appointed.

“Appreciation Pin” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual who has volunteered for a committee or the City for an event within the community.


Award Nomination Criteria and Forms:

Below is the Civic Recognition Policy that describes criteria for how awards are selected, as well as separate forms for each reward category described above. 

Civic Recognition Policy

Freedom of the City Award Form 

Civic Merit Award Form 

Sgt. William Booth Award of Valour Award Form

Achievement Award Form 

Civic Appreciation Award Form 

Certificate of Appreciation Award Form 

Appreciation Pin for Volunteers Award Form

Note: The forms provided above are fillable PDFs. Before filling one out, please ensure you download the form to your computer and save your responses to prevent potential loss of information. 


For more information:

For additional information on the application process or to submit a nomination, please contact the Administration Department at:

Administration Department

424 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7
Tel: 250-627-0939
Fax: 250-627-0999

Office Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm Mon to Fri
CLOSED weekends and Stat Holidays